sex work

As Sex Workers, We Know the “Equality Model” Is a Dangerous Mistake

The general public is perhaps only tangentially aware of sex workers’ rights and the struggles facing our community. If you…

February 10, 2021

NY Ends “Walking While Trans” Ban Targeting Women of Color

Transgender and criminal justice reform activists won a major victory as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed that…

February 2, 2021

How New Haven Harm Reductionists Reach Sex Workers in the Pandemic

In November, Sex Workers and Allies Network (SWAN) unveiled a new mobile-outreach van. Our street-based outreach team distributes free harm…

January 11, 2021

Decriminalizing Sex Work and Drugs Central to Trans and LGBTQ+ Rights

Every day, people do what they need to do in order to survive. That is clearer today than ever before.…

June 8, 2020

Queens, NY Faces Nordic-Model Sex Work Crackdown

In 2019, the nation's most diverse county narrowly missed a major opportunity to embrace sex work decriminalization. A little less…

May 20, 2020

Barcelona Data Give Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact on HIV-Positive Queer Men

Research from Spain has provided an initial snapshot into how people living with HIV, and specifically queer men, may be…

April 20, 2020

San Antonio’s War on Street-Level Sex Workers

On a late August afternoon, a woman with shoulder-length brown hair asked a passing driver on the west side of…

March 31, 2020

Majority of Surveyed US Voters Support Sex Work Decrim

The sex work decriminalization movement has risen to the status of a mainstream political talking-point—and more than half of voters…

February 3, 2020

Listening to Marginalized Afghan Women: Stories of Survival

Afghan women whose lives involve drug use, sex work or having multiple sexual partners usually keep these parts of their…

October 13, 2019

Trans Justice? End Job Discrimination—And Sex Work Criminalization

On October 8, the United States Supreme Court is considering whether firing a person because of their transgender identity, as…

October 8, 2019